Feelings were bittersweet when the band arrived on stage in America in October 1968.
'Goodbye,' the last album by Cream, had three runs atop the UK chart in March and April 1969. But which easy-listening LP did it incongruously do battle with?
Gary's death at just 58, on 6 February 2011, came as a great shock, but he left a legacy of nearly 40 years’ worth of recording.
Daniel Estrem's version is a new take on the song from the band's 1968 album Wheels Of Fire.
Arguably the supergroup to beat them all, Cream were formed during that incredible summer of 1966 amidst a period of huge artistic upheaval in British rock.
It was recorded at the International Sports Arena in San Diego, one of three complete concerts on the US tour to debut in the set.
The group may have split, but their version of Robert Johnson’s ‘Crossroads’ became a US single just as they were entering the UK charts with ‘White Room.’
The Jack Bruce/Pete Brown composition from 'Disraeli Gears' gave the band their Hot 100 debut, long before the song's UK chart appearance.
One of the building blocks of rock’n’roll, Willie Dixon’s ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ has been recorded by everyone from Muddy Waters to and Motörhead.
The rare relationship between the artist and the Royal Albert Hall has spanned his entire career.
The 1974 album, which saw Jack join his former Cream bandmate Eric Clapton on the RSO label, is one of many underrated gems in his catalogue.
Cream’s second album, ‘Disraeli Gears’, remains a psych-blues masterpiece that ensured Clapton and co’s place in the history books.
The set will feature three complete concerts on the band's final US tour in October 1968 and their ensuing last UK date at the Royal Albert Hall.
'Eric Clapton & Friends: A Tribute To Ginger Baker' will feature other specially-chosen guests to be announced in due course.
Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce… together they turned live shows into an art form, but the best Cream live performances reflect their individual brilliance.
There's no question; if we had to pick just one track by Cream that epitomises Jack Bruce’s vocal delivery it would be ‘White Room’.